Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Review

Hey beaut's!

At Christmas I was lucky enough to get a Smashbox Gift Set containing one of their best selling primers that I always hear so many good things about but have never tried, so as you can tell this went down an absolute treat with me an I couldn't wait to tear into the box and try it he he.

The Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer is a colourless, silicone-based primer that not only creates the perfect long lasting base for foundation but helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores
When using the Smashbox Primer the first thing I noticed was that a little goes a long way during the application process, I only focus primers on my t-zone really because that's the only place I tend to get slightly oily and have pores and I've found half a pea size amount is plenty, it really spreads out and goes far so I can see my tube lasting me a really long time. Once applied, any shine on my skin is at bay and I definitely notice a huge difference when it comes to my pores, they appear somewhat filled in and my foundation applied and sat a lot smoother on my skin. As for lasting power, my foundation (Revlon Color Stay) usually lasts really well on my skin anyway however the first place it will always fade is my chin for some reason, and I did notice a slight improvement in this and it never went patchy at all throughout a full day.

The Smashbox primer also contains a lightweight blend of vitamins A and E, grape seed extract and green tea whilst also being oil free so it's a great one for oily-combination skin as it's not adding any extra oil to the face, to be honest I would recommend this primer to any skin types unless you have very dry skin, I tend to get dry patches now and again around my face but the primer never enhanced those at all, it's such lovely stuff and definitely worth the hype in my opinion.

You can find the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer for £26.00 HERE.

Have you tried the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer beaut's? What did you think? I'd love to know!



  1. I never have any luck with silicone primers. I actually used a Smashbox photo finish primer years ago (with success) but my skin now repels primer. Very annoying. Couldn't resist reading this review anyways!

    Blush & Pearls by Angela

  2. I tried this particular primer and really enjoyed it too. I'm full oily so going without some support of primer is a no no especially for special occasions.

  3. I loved this primer!! I also get oily and can't wear foundation with primer first! I just don't like the price tag and I found essentially the same product in NYX cosmetics so am using that! X

    Victoria | VictoriaaHelenn

  4. I saw this yesterday one boots and was sooo tempted to get it! Think I'll have to go back soon now :)x

    Heather |

  5. This sounds right up my street, I'll defo bare it in mind when I buy a new primer xoxo


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